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Homeschool Activities

Need a little school break? These venues offer special times for homeschoolers to use their facilities and meet other homeschoolers. Our list includes everything from places for kids to burn some energy to educational activities.

Need more homeschooling resources? Check out our Ultimate Homeschool Guide to the Upstate.

YMCA of Greenville

TITLE SPONSOR 864.963.3608 (Program Center) | 100 Adams Mill Road (Program Center), Greenville, SC

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YMCA of Greenville’s Homeschool PE program provides a place where children can exercise and participate in sports in an instructor-led setting. The program is designed to show participants how much fun exercise can be and is offered at YMCA Program Center in Simpsonville.

YMCA Program Center
100 Adams Mill Road
Simpsonville, SC 29681
Age: 6-15
Day: Monday and Wednesday
Time: 12:30 – 2:30 pm
Registration: Month prior to session
Member rate: $35/month and $15 for each additional student or $50/day and $20 for each additional student
Non-member rate: $45/month and $20 for each additional student or $60/day and $30 for each additional student
The program runs from September through May.

Contact Erica Snyder or Tyree Mathis

In addition to the PE program, YMCA of Greenville offers a diverse array of programs for all families including youth sportsaquatics lessons and family camps.

Trail Blazer Survivor School

SPONSORED 864.263.3850 | 1103 Jeter Cemetery Rd, Union, SC

Trail Blazer Survival School Homeschool Guide 2023

Wilderness Survival Classes specifically designed for home school students. Just for 6 to 9 year olds and 10 to 14 year olds. Each month attend a class where you learn important survival skills such as shelter building, food and water procurement, staying safe, and much more!

For more information call us at (864) 263-3850 or to sign-up today!

Shipshape Farm

SPONSORED 757.620.7105 | 1650 Tigerville Road, Travelers Rest, SC

Shipshape Farm homeschool classes are an opportunity to get outside, learn about animals and care for them (we have goats, chickens, dogs, a cat named Taffy, and a duck named Donald), play games, dig in the dirt, and just have an all-around old-fashioned good time!

If you would like your kiddo to enjoy tech free play and learning in the sunshine – Shipshape Farm is the place for you! Our classes always involve a story time, walk in the woods, and hands on project. Sometimes we work in the garden, sometimes we learn about critters! (The spring session will be all about chickens as the baby chicks grow!)

Check out www.shipshapefarm.com for all the details. Spring registration is already open and filling up fast!

Homeschool classes are 2 hours long, once a week in the afternoon. We have 6-week and 3-week long sessions. (We also have Farm School classes for preschool.)

Through our classes and camps, we seek to encourage curiosity, community, and creativity within the farm landscape.
Our facilities are also available to rent for gatherings and birthday parties, where we would love to help turn your moments into memories.
Every day is a good day at Shipshape farm!

Spartanburg County Public Libraries

Offers several programs just for homeschoolers. Check their website calendar and search for “homeschool” to see which locations are offering homeschool events you’d be interested in.

Kids Play & Cafe

864.307.8080 | 210 Fern Street, Easley, SC

Kids Play & Cafe offers Homeschool Hangout on Thursday afternoons from 1 pm – 3 pm.

Personal snacks and lunches are allowed to be brought in, and access to the party room will offered for those needing to finish up work.

Eden Farms

864.898.0043 | 4700 Dacusville Highway, Marietta, SC

Eden farms offers English riding lessons for ages 6 through adult with private or group lesson options. They also offer birthdays, field trips, summer camps and more.

Homeschool at the Barn- Includes an hour long riding lesson or trail ride, learning about life on a working horse farm (grooming, saddling, equine anatomy, feeding and more), horse themed crafts, bible study, snack, and time to play on the new playground.

Field Trips: Eden Farms has offered educational field trips for all ages and sizes including church groups, Scout troops, and schools. Groups rotate through their 40-stall barn to different hands-on horse stations to learn about grooming, saddling, healthcare, horse breeds, feeding, healthcare, and more! Horseback riding, playground, and time for a picnic are also available.

Prom Night for Homeschoolers

Operated by volunteers, this event hosts a Prom Night for any high school homeschoolers that are a part of an organized Greenville area homeschool association or cooperative.
Here is the link to the dress code:  Dress Code

French- Swiss Ski College

828.295.9311 | 10821 NC Highway 105, Banner Elk, NC

Offer group lessons for ages 6 and up and their family members based on skill level.
Snowboarding ages are 7 – 18 years old.
Homeschool days are typically held several days in December, January, February, and March. with discounted snowboarding or skiing tickets and equipment rental.

Studio Green

| 355 East Blackstock Road, Spartanburg, SC

Studio Green is a music studio located in Spartanburg, SC that provides lessons for musical instruments and choir. Hours are by appointment only.
They also offer a Homeschool Choir for ages K5-12th grade and Homeschool Piano that meets weekly.

Horse Birthday Parties! Sassy Stables Farm is a beautiful boutique farm with mountain views for pony ride parties and lessons. The farm also has farm animal petting and feeding, bounce house rentals, and magical unicorn appearances!

  • After-school and summer camps
  • Fun seasonal events
  • Horse and Unicorn photography

Sk8erz Family Fun Center

864.585.1005 | 415 Sha Lane, Spartanburg, SC

Offers monthly homeschool skate events.

Climb @ Blue Ridge

864.895.1416 | 301 Bulls Road, Taylors, SC

Offers homeschool climbing every second Monday from 2 pm to 4 pm.

Traveling Homeschoolers

Originally based in South Carolina, this group offers fun adventures for homeschool families around the United States (a spin-off of Carolina Homeschooler).

Spartanburg Youth Theatre

864.585.8278 | 200 East St. John Street, Spartanburg, SC

Offers homeschool theatre classes.

Additionally, homeschool students can attend school performance shows (which run during the school day).

Big Air Spartanburg

864.580.6462 | 660 Spartan Boulevard, Spartanburg, SC

Big Air Spartanburg’s Homeschool Jump is offered when local schools are in session. On Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1-3 pm, you can jump for $15 ( $12 if proof of homeschool provided). Don’t forget your Big Air grip socks!

Ignite Learning Center

864.787.8621 | 216 Bransfield Road, Greenville, SC

Ignite Learning Center offers unique hands-on activities and programs for students exploring STEAM. Programs include problem-solving challenges, engineering, arts and more.

The Kroc Center

864.527.5948 | 424 Westfield Street, Greenville, SC

Interactive classes in art, music, PE, and swim are offered each semester to homeschoolers ages 6 – 12.

ReCraft GVL

| 2439 Laurens Road, Greenville, SC

ReCraft GVL is a creative reuse center for all things that can be used for crafting!
The center offers reuse retail, a Makerspace to make crafts, a donation station, special events, and special programs.
ReCraft works to repurpose and upcycle reusable materials by diverting these materials that would ultimately end up in landfills back into the retail environment in a creative way.

Anderson County Libraries

The Anderson County Library system offers special events, storytime, a seed library, Book-a-Librarian (for that much-needed help with literally anything), and so much more! Branch information can be found below:

Anderson County Main Library – 300 N. McDuffie St, Anderson
Belton Branch Library – 91 Breazeale Street, Belton
Iva Branch Library – 203 W. Cruette Street, Iva
Jennie Erwin Branch Library – 318 N. Shirley Avenue, Honea Path
Lander Memorial Branch Library – 925 Greenville Drive, Williamston
Pendleton Branch Library – 650 S. Mechanic Street, Pendleton
Piedmont Branch Library – 1407 S. Carolina 86, Piedmont
Powdersville Branch Library – 4 Civic Court, Powdersville
Westside Community Center Branch Library – 1100 West Franklin Street, Anderson

Upstate Homeschool Physical Education

| Two Locations, Upstate, SC

PE classes give homeschoolers the opportunity to play organized games and sports, make friends, and stay active. Weekly class meets in Boiling Springs and Greer.

World Upside Down Arts Studio

864.775.5514 | 1200 Woodruff Road, Building H7, Greenville, SC

Offers after school programs, theatre programs, private lessons, and songwriting classes that homeschool students can participate in.

Sigal Music Museum

864.520.8807 | 516 Buncombe Street , Greenville, SC

At the Sigal Music Museum, explore the exciting world of music through exhibitions, concerts, and music classes for both children & adults.

The Greenville County Library System

864.527.9248 | Main Library Branch | 25 Heritage Green Place, Greenville, SC

The Greenville County Library System offers a large variety of virtual and in-person programs for babies, preschoolers, children, and adults! Some programs include take-home kits that can be requested online. Topics include history, art, and science.

The Greenville Library offers field trips including story times, a look-and-find tour, reference tours, and more.

  • Age: Programs available for multiple age groups
  • Subject: English, Reading, Literature
  • The library can also bring programs to your location for groups.

 

Greenville Hurricanes

864.275.3492 | 214 Traymore Way, Greer, SC

An athletic organization for homeschool students, offering 11 different competitive sports including archery, baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, fishing, and volleyball. They meet at multiple locations throughout the upstate.

TR Makers Co.

864.610.0996 | 3 South Main Street, Travelers Rest, SC

In-studio and virtual homeschool classes are available for elementary and middle school students. Topics include poetry, math, topography and more all in a hands on maker environment. Read class descriptions and register on-line.

Big Air Greenville

864.626.5252 | 36 Park Woodruff Drive, Greenville, SC

During the school year, Big Air Greenville has $18 for 2 hours of jump time on Wednesday and Thursday from 1-3 pm. Don’t forget your Big Air grip socks ($3 fee if needed)!
Big Air Trampoline Park is full of unique attractions that won’t be found anywhere else in the upstate.